Crossing the Willamette on Sunday (sans Bike)

If you’re not one of the 19,000 of us who will be crossing and re-crossing the Willamette River on Sunday during the Providence Bridge Pedal, then you might want to look at the following to help get around. TriMet has provided information on bus detours and Mike Pullen from the County passes along the following:

As usual, the event will require some changes in how motorists get around the city, especially when crossing the Willamette River. Several bridges -– including the Broadway, Burnside, Morrison and St. Johns — will remain open to vehicular traffic in both directions, despite the presence of cyclists and walkers.

Here is the traffic plan that will be in effect for Bridge Pedal:

– The Sellwood Bridge will be closed westbound from 6:30 am to 8:30 am.
– The Ross Island Bridge will be closed westbound from 6:30 am to 10:30 am, with TriMet bus service operating in both directions.
– The Marquam Bridge will be closed northbound (upper deck) from 5:30 am to 11:00 am.
– The Hawthorne Bridge will be closed eastbound from 6:00 am to 10:30 am, with TriMet bus service operating in both directions. The outside eastbound lane will be closed beginning Saturday evening.
– The Morrison Bridge will be open in both directions. One eastbound lane will be closed from 6:00 am to 8:30 am.
– The Burnside Bridge will be open in both directions. One westbound lane will be closed from 6:30 am to 11:00 am.
– The Steel Bridge will be closed in both directions from 6:30 am until noon. TriMet bus and MAX service will operate in both directions.
– The Broadway Bridge will be open in both directions. One eastbound lane will be closed from 6:30 am to 11:00 am.
– The Fremont Bridge will be closed southbound (upper deck) from 5:30 am to 11:30 am.
– The St. Johns Bridge will have one lane open in both directions, with two lanes closed from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

Bridge Pedal will also require traffic changes on several state highways and Portland streets Sunday morning, including:

– I-5 and I-405: Motorists approaching the Marquam Bridge on northbound I-5 will be routed to northbound I-405 during the temporary Marquam Bridge closure (from 5:30 am to 11:00 am). The two right lanes of southbound I-405 to northbound I-5/Marquam Bridge will be closed. Motorists on southbound I-405 will be able to access southbound I-5 at all times. All lanes of southbound I-5 will remain open at all times.
– U.S. 30: The right lane of eastbound U.S. 30 will be closed between NW Kittridge Ave. and the St. Johns Bridge.
– Naito Parkway will be closed in both directions between SW Columbia and the Steel Bridge. NW Naito Parkway/NW Front Ave. will be closed southbound from NW Nicolai to the Steel Bridge. SW Naito will be closed northbound from SW Harrison to SW Columbia.
– SW Macadam Ave.: One northbound lane will be closed between the Sellwood Bridge and Ross Island Bridge, with some delays accessing areas east of SW Macadam Ave.
– Access to OMSI will be open, with delays.
– N Willamette Blvd. will be closed eastbound between N Richmond Ave. and N Portland Blvd.
– N Greeley Ave. will be closed southbound from N Killingsworth St. to N Interstate Ave.
– N Ivanhoe St. will be closed between N Leavitt Ave. and N Philadelphia Ave.

The Broadway, Burnside, Morrison and Hawthorne drawbridges will not be able to open for river traffic between 6:00 am and noon.

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